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>>O's Put Machado On DL

(Baltimore, MD) -- Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained ligament in his right knee. The move is retroactive to Tuesday. Machado was injured when his knee buckled during an at-bat in Monday's game against the Yankees. He collapsed at the plate and clutched his knee after hitting a grounder to shortstop and needed help getting off the field. Machado tore a ligament in his left knee late last season and didn't make his debut this year until May 1st.

 width=>>Harvey Still Wants To Pitch For Mets This Season

(Port St. Lucie, FL) -- Mets ace Matt Harvey isn't backing off his hope to pitch this season. Harvey threw a 27-pitch session off a mound in the bullpen at Port St. Lucie, Florida. On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson discusses how he was for him to pitch in the majors this season. In an interview with ESPN radio in New York Harvey said, "I threw a bullpen today and I didn't miss a spot. I felt like I was easily throwing into the low to mid 90s, with pretty much no effort. I know there's a process, but as a competitor I want to get out there as soon as possible." Harvey is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

>>Yankees' Tanaka Throws

(Baltimore, MD) -- The Yankees got one starter back on Wednesday and took a step toward the return of another. Ace Masahiro Tanaka threw 10 pitches off flat ground before New York lost to the Orioles at Camden Yards. Tanaka said "I think I have a chance if everything progresses the way I want it to and we want it to," when discussing if he could pitch again this season. He has not pitched since July 8th and is recovering from a partial tear to his ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing arm. This type of injury can lead to Tommy John surgery, but Tanaka had a platelet-rich plasma injection to try to avoid the procedure.

>>Twins Top Prospect Injured

(Undated) -- The rough year for highly regarded Minnesota Twins prospect Byron Buxton continued on Wednesday. Buxton collided with a teammate in right-center field as he made his debut for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats. Buxton had to be carted away from the field in an ambulance. Milb.com stated he was down on the field for 10 minutes. Yahoo Sports is reporting Buxton has concussion-like symptoms.

>>Werth Reckless Driving Case Pushed Back

(Washington, DC) -- A reckless driving case against Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is being pushed back to November 12th. A hearing had been scheduled for last week after Werth was pulled over in Fairfax County, Virginia on July 6th for allegedly driving 105 miles-per-hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone. The Nationals issued a statement saying they have been in communication with Werth about the situation and he is cooperating with authorities. The 35-year-old is batting .279 with 12 home runs this season for the National League East leaders.

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